Anatomical and histological study on digestive system
- Carboni, Rome, 13-60. Cao X-W, Huang R-N, Wang Q-H, Du X-D
Sipunculus nudus, the peanut worm, is the best known species in its genus. This unsegmented subtidal marine worm is consumed in some parts of Asia and is also used as fish bait. We found 20 microsatellite DNA markers for S. nudus. The number of alleles per polymorphic locus ranged from two to seven in a sample of 39 individuals. Observed and expected heterozygosities per polymorphic locus varied from 0.103 to 1.000 and from 0.307 to 0.771, respectively. Five loci showed significant departure from Hardy-Weinberg equilibrium after sequential Bonferroni's correction. No significant linkage disequilibrium between pairs of loci was found. These microsatellite markers will provide useful tools for investigating genetic population structure, population history and conservation management of S. nudus.